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'''R. K. Narayan''' (10 October 1906 – 13 May 2001), full name '''Rasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami''', was an Indian writer, he was known for his works set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi. He was a leading author of early Indian literature in English, along with Mulk Raj Anand and Raja Rao. Narayan's mentor and friend, Graham Greene was instrumental in getting publishers for Narayan’s first four books, including the semi-autobiographical trilogy of ''Swami and Friends'', ''The Bachelor of Arts'' and ''The English Teacher''. The fictional town of Malgudi, was first introduced in ''Swami and Friends''. Narayan’s ''The Financial Expert'', was hailed as one of the most original works of 1951, and Sahitya Akademi Award winner ''The Guide'', was adapted for film and for Broadway. Narayan highlights the social context and everyday life of his characters, and he has been...
Birth nameRasipuram Krishnaswami Iyer Narayanaswami
Birth date{{birth date|1906|10|10|df=yes}}
Birth placeMadras, British India
Death date{{death date and age|2001|05|13|1906|10|10|df=yes}}
Death placeChennai
OccupationWriter
NationalityIndian
RelativesR. K. Laxman (brother)
GenreFiction, mythology and non-fiction
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